Cong dismisses Arun Jaitleys suggestion PMs remarks

New Delhi: Congress on Friday dismissed Arun Jaitley`s suggestion that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s dig at BJP leader L K Advani about his ambition to occupy the top post was in fact aimed at politics of leadership in Congress.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister P K Bansal told reporters that "nobody else feels he has a birth right" when asked about Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley`s veiled suggestion that Singh was hinting about Rahul but only took the name of Advani.

Jaitley earlier sought to give a new twist to the Prime Minister`s remark.

"Members of a dynasty acquire right to govern as they are born in a family. I got the impression that the Prime Minister was addressing somebody else. In democratic parties, the election is based on merit," Jaitley said.

The Prime Minister`s dig at Advani had come during his reply in the Lok Sabha earlier this week on the debate for cash-for-vote issue.